Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property is the body of law governing innovation and creative works. It is the backbone to many business endeavors and its protection is of vital importance. This area of law outlines the rights of the intellectual property owner as well as the rights of the consumer and the public at large. It also outlines the remedies available when your intellectual property rights are wrongfully infringed. There are many different types of Intellectual Property most of which have their own governing body, such as trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Protecting your Intellectual Property is what we are here to help you with. As a published Author, Richard P. Corey is the owner of several copyrights and trademarks. He has assisted many clients in obtaining federal registration and has spearheaded multi-million dollar lawsuits for trade secret infringement against global companies. We truly understand the importance of building your brand and protecting your rights.

Intellectual Property Law and Litigation

Intellectual Property is the body of law governing innovation and creative works.
It is the backbone to many business endeavors and its protection is of vital importance.
This area of law outlines the rights of the intellectual property owner as well as the rights of the consumer and the public at large.
It also outlines the remedies available when your intellectual property rights are wrongfully infringed.
There are many different types of Intellectual Property most of which have their own governing body, such as trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets (add hyperlinks to each word).
Protecting your Intellectual Property is what we are here to help you with.

As a published Author, Richard P. Corey is the owner of several copyrights and trademarks.
He has assisted many clients in obtaining federal registration and has spearheaded multi-million dollar lawsuits for trade secret infringement against global companies. We truly understand the importance of building your brand and protecting your rights.

Categories of Intellectual Property services include

  • Copyright Services
  • Trademark Services
  • Service Mark Services
  • Trade Secret Services
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Brand Management Consulting
  • Licensing and Assignments
  • Royalty disputes
  • Protection of Software and Source Code
  • Brand Development and Consulting

Copyrights

  • A copyright is a legal term used to describe the exclusive rights granted to the creators of an original work of authorship. This applies to literary, musical, and artistic works including photographs, paintings, video footage, audio recordings, source code, industrial designs, sheet music, and virtually anything else you can create using a pen and paper. Copyright registration is the Federal Government’s way of acknowledging the ownership of and exclusive right to use your work and any derivatives or licenses thereto. We are licensed in Federal Court and understand the intricacies of defending and prosecuting the copyright claim. In addition to lost profits there are statutory remedies available under the United States Copyright Act.
  • Our Copyright services include:
    – Copyright Registration and Renewal
    – Copyright Assignments
    – Copyright Disputes
    – Sound Recordings
    – Musical Compositions
    – State and Federal Litigation
    – Licensing and Derivative Works
    – Acquisitions and Grant of Rights
    – Protection of Architectural Design and Site Maps
  • – Source Code and Software Development Protection
    – Protection of Artistic Works
    – Music, Theater, Literary and Film

Trademarks and Service Marks

The United States Patent and Trademark Office defines a trademark as a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party to those of others.
A Service Mark is the same as a trademark but regards a source of services rather than a product.
Simply put, a trademark is how the public recognizes your goods and services.
Whether its your logo, company name, or slogan, it is the face of your enterprise and acts as the foundation of your brand identity.
Effectively distinguishing your products and services in the marketplace is possibly the most important aspect of differentiating yourself from the competition.

Trademark rights are derived from actual use of the mark in interstate commerce, and when properly registered with the USPTO, afford significant statutory protection in addition to the protection awarded by common law.

Our trademark services include

  • Trademark Registration
  • Answers to Office Actions
  • Trademark Appeals
  • Trademark Disputes
  • Litigation
  • Licensing and Royalties
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Trademark Assignments
  • Trademark enforcement of rights

Trade Secrets

Trade Secrets are defined as information, formulas, business processes, programs, techniques, or methods of operation that derive independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known or readily ascertainable by the public, and are the subject of reasonable efforts to maintain their secrecy.
They are the “secret sauce” that provides a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Florida follows the Uniform Trade Secret Act and has enacted Florida Statute §688 as the governing body for enforcement of trade secret rights and remedies for unauthorized use or disclosure.
Unlike trademarks which are the face of the brand and exposed to the public, trade secrets are kept behind closed doors.
The name “Coca Cola” is the trademark that we all know and recognize differentiating that particular product from others such as Pepsi.
Although there are many cola brands and many ways to make a delicious soda product, there is only one recipe that makes Coca Cola… that is the trade secret. Protecting your trade secret is crucial particularly in the area of software development.

Remedies for trade secret infringement include lost profits, compensation for the “head start” obtained by wrongful disclosure of the trade secret, and a reasonably royalty for its use.

Trade Secret Services

  • Trade Secret Protection
  • Licensing
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements (add hyperlink)
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation Litigation
  • Consulting
  • Source Code Protection
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